What is the VGD Mobile system for improvement of the – Communication (phone, sms, email) – Personal information management and – Mobility (pedestrian GPS) of highly visual impaired people (not blind)Page droidcon.
Imagine Imagine What would you do with your android if you are strong visual impairedPage droidcon.
Target group, focus § The VGD is focused on people with a remaining visus of minimum 2 %! § The VGD ist designed vor visual impaired people NOT blind § The people of the target group wants to use their remaining capabilities (their eyes) and they don´t want to be classified as blind. § As distinguished to other products (screenreader like voice over) the VGD has ist own, special UI concept § More possible target groups – Elderly people – All other visual impairements (like to high eye-pressure (f.e. diabetics))Page droidcon.
The basic idea § The basic idea for interaction is based on colors. § 98% of visual impaired people are able to distinguish colors. Even if they see blured or cloudy. § The buttons and the visualization depend on colored interaction symbols which can be recognized unique by visual impaired people § Callbacks (f.e. search results of a list), status results or guidance instructions are talked via the speech synthesizer (tts) § The speech synthesizer also talks text from messages (email, sms) and so on.Page droidcon.
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Working progress § Edit and compose new contacts § Edit and compose new appoitments § Alarm clock § E-Mail „visualization“, edit and composePage droidcon.
Planned § GPS routing for pedestrians – Based on Openstreetmap project – Business logic maybe from AndRoad – We do not need visualized maps We need routing instructions (routing, mapmatching, rerouting) … § Social-Network-IntegrationPage droidcon.
Added value for the people § Access to modern technologies § Use of the the remaining visus (capabilities of the eyes) § VGD was developed for the special needs of the people § Cheap hardware, no special needs § Social integration of impaired people § Raising the self-respect of those § Better selfemploymentPage droidcon.
The future, wishes § Alternative map provider for navigation (f.e. google) – API, maps (directed graph, no visual map) § Phone API § Go open source § Maybe crowd funding or investorsPage droidcon.
Contact Michael Kaster (firstname.lastname@example.org) Clemens Novak (email@example.com) Digital Concepts Software & Design Landstraße 68 A-4020 LinzPage droidcon.